Update December 28: Major Carl Ritchie was sworn in as Mount Pleasant Police Chief this afternoon. Ritchie's promotion comes as Sewell steps aside to take a job as deputy senior chaplain with the Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy
Update: The town has hired from within.
The retirement of Mount Pleasant Police Chief Harry Sewell has been announced, effective the end of the year.
The town issue the following statement in a release:
“Today, I announce with mixed emotions that Police Chief Harry Sewell has submitted his retirement from the Town of Mount Pleasant, effective December 31st. In his 22 years with the Town, Harry has had an extraordinary impact on our community.”
“Inevitably, the question of his replacement arises. I believe that we possess in-house the talent we need to fill Harry’s position and to maintain the department’s long standing tradition of excellence. I plan to discuss with Town Council our selection for Harry’s replacement immediately. The position of Police Chief is extremely important to our community. Our citizens must continue to be able to rely on the safety and security that they have long been blessed under the leadership of Chief Sewell. I will seek the input of Town Council, who represents our community, as we proceed with the selection process.”
Earlier this month North Charleston Police Chief Jon Zumalt annouced his retirement.